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51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Winners List

The 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place on Sunday, April 3rd at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Co-host Luke Bryan opened the show with a performance of his hit song “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday.” He then introduced his fellow co-host Dierks Bentley and the night continued with exceptional performances from Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, and Kelsea Ballerini. The biggest award of the night, Entertainer of the Year, was presented by none other than heart-throb Tom Hiddleston to Jason Aldean. It is only fitting that Tom present this award in anticipation of his upcoming role as country music legend Hank Williams in the film I Saw The Light.

The following is the full winners list for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
WINNER: Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
WINNER: Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
WINNER: Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
WINNER: Chris Stapleton

New Female Vocalist of the Year
WINNER: Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
WINNER: Old Dominion
Parmalee

Album of the Year
I’m Comin’ Over — Chris Young
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Mr. Misunderstood — Eric Church
Tangled Up — Thomas Rhett
WINNER: Traveller — Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year
WINNER:
“Nobody To Blame” — Chris Stapleton
“Burning House” — Cam
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
“Raise ‘Em Up” — Eric Church
“She Don’t Love You” — Eric Paslay

Single Record of the Year
“Burning House” — Cam
“Buy Me A Boat” — Chris Janson
WINNER: “Die A Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
“I’m Comin’ Over” — Chris Young
“Take Your Time” — Sam Hunt

Video of the Year
Biscuits” — Kacey Musgraves
“Burning House” — Cam
“Girl Crush” — Little Big Town
WINNER: “Mr. Misunderstood” — Eric Church
“Riser” — Dierks Bentley

Vocal Event of the Year
“Hangover Tonight” — Gary Allan featuring Chris Stapleton
“Home Alone Tonight” — Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“Raise ‘Em Up” — Keith Urban featuring Eric Church
WINNER: “Smokin’ and Drinkin’ ” — Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town
“Wild Child” — Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter

Written by Shamya Williams

I am currently an Entertainment Business student at New York University and an intern at NBC News.
I love going to conventions and talking about all things Marvel!

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